Sisters Hill Farm is located in Stanfordville, NY (central Dutchess County) on property that was willed to our Congregation in 1916. The land was worked until the 1940s; it was revived in 1998 when the Sisters of Charity established this community supported agriculture farm.
Today, SHF provides its 235 shareholders with:
- Nutritious, chemical-free, wholesome food grown using organic methods
- An opportunity to grow in friendship and mutual support of the earth
The mission of Sisters Hill Farm is “to grow healthy food which nurtures bodies, spirits, communities and the earth.”
Another important part of the SHF’s mission is to share our harvest with those in need. Each week, the farm donates a portion of its fresh produce to individual families, to soup kitchens, and to organizations serving the materially disadvantaged in both New York City and Dutchess County. These food offerings are a natural extension of the Sisters of Charity’s mission to those living in poverty. In an average year, Farmer Dave and his apprentices harvest 80,000+ pounds of produce from 7–8 acres.
Sponsoring the SHF furthers our commitment to ecological and sustainable property management.
To learn more about Sisters Hill Farm contact Director Sr. Mary Ann Garisto at firstname.lastname@example.org or Farmer David Hambleton at 845.868.7048.